TEHRAN, Nov.12 (ISNA)-The Iranian car manufacturing company, Saipa Diesel and the Chinese company of Foton are debating on the production of light trucks in Iran. It seems that the referred trucks are to be sold out in Iran from next year.
The Saipa Diesel Co. plans to find a market for Foton trucks from next year in order to take over the truck market record and to supply appropriate trucks to replace worn out ones.
The six-ton Chinese truck is now enduring the preliminary tests at Saipa and if the results are satisfactory, then its production would start in Iran.
The Foton truck has got an engine with over 108 hp and is capable of passing Euro II standards. The fuel consumption of this truck is 13 liters per 100 Km.
Experts believe that the low quality of Chinese trucks will enfeeble Iran's transportation system.
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